by Mark Miller June 10, 2021
Tyrosine is an amino acid produced in the body that some people take as a supplement to improve thinking processes, reduce stress, and fight depression.
You could be near the end of your life and suffering from memory loss, in your middle years and needing to stay alert during that afternoon slump, or a college student needing to enhance your memory. Nootropics can help in all these situations.
Some say they can also help people with ADHD, anxiety, and confused thought processes, though you should always check with a doctor if you have one of these conditions before self-medicating.
Tyrosine in the human body increases the presence of neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine . If you take supplements of it, these neurotransmitters may help your memory and help you perform better in stressful situations.
Stress can decrease the number of neurotransmitters and thereby reducing your attention span, reasoning skills, knowledge, and memory.
Healthline says it works to build up stressed-out laboratory rats, which may or may not be an indication it works in humans.
This video explains the benefits of tyrosine.
But two studies of 22 people in each found that "tyrosine significantly improved working memory during a mentally demanding task, compared to a placebo" and improved cognitive flexibility.
Working memory helps you concentrate and follow instructions better. Cognitive flexibility helps people switch between thoughts or tasks.
Healthline says further:
Additionally, supplementing with tyrosine has been shown to benefit those who are sleep deprived. A single dose of it helped people who lost a night’s sleep stay alert for three hours longer than they otherwise would.
Some take it before a workout, hoping for a physical boost, but no such improvement has been shown in scientific studies. Also, in the absence of stress, tyrosine has not been shown to improve thinking power, either.
Some claim tyrosine helps with depression. Healthline says the scientific studies on this claim show mixed results.
One study of 65 people who took either tyrosine, an antidepressant, or placebo for four weeks found no efficacy for fighting depression.
But there is a type of depression called dopamine-dependent depression that is marked by a lack of motivation and low energy levels. Such patients may benefit from tyrosine supplements in these cases, and one study backed of people with dopamine-dependent depression found the benefited significantly.
Always check with your doctor before using any supplements because they can make your medications work less effectively or even in combination have adverse effects on the body.
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